There are a lot of life skills that we were never taught in professional schools. Negotiating your pay, advocating for yourself in the workplace and networking with others, are just the tip of the iceberg. It takes the average professional, years to learn the above and make it a critical part of their toolbox. Even… Continue reading Negotiation 101
It took me years to learn what career advocacy meant. As an immigrant, I spent the first several years in America, trying to ‘fit in’. I was quiet, often taking criticism personally, and afraid of sharing my gifts with others. I was reluctant at the thought of expanding my comfort zone. What does advocacy mean… Continue reading Self-advocacy
What I learned on a week long dental mission trip in the Dominican Republic The last time I went on a dental mission trip was when I’d organized one with my classmates back in intern year of dental school in Manipal University. The year was 2013. Our goal was to set up community clinics in… Continue reading El Valle mission trip
I began writing when I was only 12 years old; just short stories and some really embarrassing poetry. The goal for writing at the time was to be published in the most important magazine of the 90’s. In the Middle East, for a third culture kid like myself, Young Times was the epitome of ‘cool’.… Continue reading Writing and career advancement
In everyone’s life, there appear few milestones that we feel would be insurmountable. And, once you cross them, you do not know what to do on the other side. You never thought you’d get that far in the first place. It happens to all of us. Can you think of when it happened with you… Continue reading Could your dream change?
The Wall Street Journal put out an interesting podcast episode on the Journal last week. It was about why many American’s are quitting their jobs. The results were not surprising, and frankly, all too relatable. All of us have friends who quit their jobs this year, and we all know others who want to. Some… Continue reading A perfect job
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5 things NDBC taught us in the last one year Just a passion project in September 2019, the New Dentist Business Club, a study group focused on building leadership and business skills for new dentists and dental students, turned one in 2020. We grew from 3 to 50 members in under a year and are… Continue reading Leadership
Here’s the story of a leader who did not get it right: Her personal ambition was more important than the impact the team was trying to achieve. She had the false notion that displaying vulnerability or confusion meant letting the team down. So, she always put on a brave face and expected others to do… Continue reading Compassionate leadership
Happy one year birthday of the New Dentist Business Study Club! The journey to ONE has been long and interesting. I remember exactly where I was when I first thought about starting something like this. I was in the Bay Area, helping my sister raise her newborn infant. Our parents had flown in to see… Continue reading Happy birthday!